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Program Pathways

Pathways represent the different entry points that students can take to earn their desired degree. Students must select a pathway according to educational and/or field experience. 

The Master of Science with a major in Nursing Program offers two Pathways for all emphasis areas based on previous education and academic entrance criteria that support student achievement at a professional level.

RN (ADN) Pathway

This pathway is designed for students who have met one of the following criteria:

  • Student has an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN)
  • Student is currently working toward an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) and will complete it before the last semester of the Online Program
  • Student has a Registered Nurse License in good standing

This pathway is not for students who already have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree.

The ADN Pathway is a 48 credit hour program which results in both BSN and MS degrees. However, students must obtain their RN License and complete 2,000 hour (1 year full-time) experience during their pathway to successfully reach completion of Online Program.

Admissions Criteria

BSN Pathway

The BSN Pathway is designed for students who have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree. This pathway is a 55 credit hour graduate program which results in an Master of Science with a major in Nursing degree.

There are higher admissions requirements for this pathway as a graduate field of study. 

Admissions Criteria

Spring 2022 Registration is Open

To register for Spring 2022 courses, students will need to meet with their academic success coach or faculty mentor, submit proof of vaccination or exemption, and self-register through Banner.

Registration Requirements

Submit Proof of Vaccination or Exemption

CARES Funding

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CARES Funding is available for eligible students to help pay for cost of attendance needs such as food, housing, childcare, health care, course materials, technology, tuition assistance, and other critical needs.

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